Czar’s was one of the popular local musicians whose music ruled the local music before disappearing into oblivion- never to be heard or seen again.
This was on Friday afternoon, October 13 2006 upon leaving his Bamburi home for a walk.
C’zars was declared missing in 2006, when he was 17 and just before taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national exam.
His disappearance at the height of fame has become one of Nairobi’s longest-standing urban legends.
There are those who claim he had feared sitting for the national exams and rumors about him having fled with an Italian woman. In 2019, a Twitter thread revealed that he might have relocated to Australia.
At that time of his disappearance the 17- year – old’s music career was not only at its peak but he was equally the hottest thing in town winning several awards like Chaguo la Teeniez and Fanta Pure Fresh Oxygen Talent Search. Indeed his chartbuster Amka Ukatike was an anthem that made him the pride of Mombasa and his parents as well.
Prior to his mysterious disappearance, C-zar shared stage with Jamaica’s Sean Paul, Tanzania’s Mr Blue, Amani, Redsan, CMB Prezzo, Jua Kali, Nameless and many other artistes.
A Form Four student at Kilindini secondary school in Mombasa in 2005, he shed tears when he learned that his hit song Amka Ukatike did not win in the Kisima Awards.
It will be exacty ten years next month since we saw the teenage singing sensation with many wondering what happened to him.
Many theories have since emerged owing to his mysterious disappearance.
While some allege that he was terrified of the end year exams that were nearing, others suggest that the star was shacking up with an old lady in ‘Mogadishu Ndogo’ aka Eastleigh, with the rest insinuating that he living large having been kept with a white lady from Italy- all of which have not been proven.
His father Makasi says no big artiste is willing to talk about Czars anymore.
To make matters worse his efforts to offer the sum of Sh50,000 as a reward to any person who knows of his son’s whereabouts in 2009 did not bear fruits.
The criminal investigation department seems to have put the matter on hold at least that’s according to C-zars parents.
“The police are not any different and the Kenyan showbiz where he participated heavily are also on silent mode.The local media are no longer according his music any airplay apart from Mambo Mseto by Mzazi Tuva who last played His song in 2010,” says his father, adding that if alive his son would be 26 years today.
All said and done we can only describe C-zars disappearance as having fallen off the face of the earth!
Source: The Standard
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